Monday, March 17, 2008

Maut Ke Tohfe...!

There is news coming from Manjul India, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow's Hindi translation will be called 'Harry Potter aur Maut Ke Tohfe'. Well, the title seems very appropciated but a little funny, don't you think so?

Anyway, 'Maut Ke Tohfe' will be out in your nearest book store in mid of 2008 (i.e. May or June). 'Half Blood Prince' translation is also available for just Rs.275
Hindi Translation
आप सब के लिए एक नई ख़बर! हैरी पॉटर और डेथली हैल्लोस की हिन्दी ट्रांसलेशन का नाम है हैरी पॉटर और मौत का तोहफा । यह शीर्षक थोड़ा हास्यक है लेकिन ठीक है। डेथली हैल्लोस की यह ट्रांसलेशन जून यां जुलाई में रीलिज़ होगी । तब तक आप हाफ ब्लड प्रिन्स का मज़ा सिर्फ २७५ रू में उठा सकते हैं ।

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Deathly Hallows two be split into two parts

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is going to be split into two parts. The director for these two parts will be David Yates and screenplay will be written by steve kloves.
Both these 'two' parts will be release in two consecutive years, i.e. November 2010 and May 2011.
David Heyman says "I went to Jo and she was cool with it". WB is also happy with this decision.
Yates continuing, ""Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book. You can remove scenes of Ron playing quidditch from the fifth book, and you can remove Hermione and S.P.E.W. [Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare] and those subplots . . . but with the seventh, that can't be done."
Now the question arises, where is the point where they'll split the story into two?
Mr. Yates says, "The question will be, where do you break it? And how do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories? Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution? These are the interesting challenges. But each book has presented its challenges."
Anyway, only time will prove whether this decision was good or wrong.
I'm not really happy with it.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Jo's new interview

There is a new interview in a scottish newspaper called 'Edinburgh Student'.
Jo confirms that she is writing a new 'Scottish' book and she also talks about Dumbledore's sexuallity and homophobia, and about christian controversies. You can view somee excerpts of this interview at TLC.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Jo writing 'children's book' in cafes' again

The Telegraph is reporting that she is returning again to write in cafes, just as she did writing the Harry Potter series. Jo says:
“I will continue writing for children because that’s what I enjoy,” reveals Jo, who greatly misses the child wizard. “It’s left me with the biggest emptiness in my life.” She will, however, leave behind the magical world of Hogwarts. “I believe that it’s good for me and good for my readers that I bring myself to work on something different,”
Hopefully the new book will be out soon!